Rockies become 2nd MLB team to deal with post-All-Star COVID-19 situation

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The New York Yankees aren't the only team dealing with a potential COVID-19 outbreak out of the All-Star break.

The Colorado Rockies have placed four players — Antonio Senzatela, Yency Almonte, Jhoulys Chacin and Yonathan Daza — on the COVID-19 injured list ahead of the team's first second-half game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It is unclear if any have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Senzatela had been slated to start Friday against the Dodgers, but Chi Chi Gonzalez started in his place, per's Thomas Harding.

Additionally, Rockies manager Bud Black, who worked on the National League's coaching staff at the All-Star Game in Coors Field this week, was not available for Friday's game, per Harding. Rockies bench coach Mike Redmond managed the team in his absence.

Yankees faced similar situation

This development comes one day after the Yankees had to postpone a game against the Boston Red Sox after three players tested positive for COVID-19. Three more players, including All-Star Aaron Judge, have since been place on the COVID-19 injured list.

The Yankees have since been cleared to play on Friday, but it's obviously not the way MLB was hoping to begin its second half. Especially when Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers told ESPN's Marly Rivera that he asked not to do pregame interviews because a Yankees All-Star had tested positive, implying concerns over a potential outbreak at the All-Star Game. Black's situation isn't helping those concerns.

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